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Biden Loses ABC And CBS Over Afghanistan

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In early 1965, at his only inauguration, the press worshipped Lyndon Johnson. The successor to a martyred hero, as it was said, Johnson would hold aloft the fallen banner of liberalism. In many ways he did just that. He passed The Great Society, voting rights bills, civil rights bills, and he was thus lionized by the likes of the Times, Post, and other liberal news outlets, not to mention all the television networks.

But less than three years later his name was mud over a patch of rice paddies in Southeast Asia. Is the same thing happening to Joe Biden, but much sooner, over Afghanistan?

CNN led the field last week and murdered Biden over the bugout. MSNBC followed their lead. The Times and Post are not far behind. Also remember, these outlets act as veritable assignment editors for thousands of smaller news outlets across the country.

This is not the great realignment of the news industry. This is merely, as in the case of LBJ, news types smelling blood in the water and rushing to feed. Also, modern newsies are hard left and are suspicious of Biden because of his former reputation as a moderate. They are much more in the AOC/Ilhan Omar mode. Ergo, they know if Biden falls for any reason they can manipulate his airhead successor almost any way they please.

That’s why it’s no surprise this last Sunday and late last week that both ABC and CBS jumped on the bandwagon. Both news organizations have covered and sucked up to Biden. But the word went out last week, either from news honchos or from other sources of Democrat influence, that Biden is fair game. In fact, only sad Democrat members of Congress are defending him over Afghanistan.

FNC: “ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl questioned the Biden administration’s description of the evacuation effort in Afghanistan as a ‘success,’ arguing their statements are not based in reality. However, after last Thursday’s suicide bombings, which took the lives of 13 U.S. service members and 170 Afghan citizens, ABC “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz asked her Sunday panel whether the White House can still stand behind such statements.”

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“They have been describing something that isn’t reality,” Karl said of the administration. “This has been an incredible airlift, more than 100,000 people evacuated, but what a disaster. Clearly Thursday was the worst day of the Biden presidency,” he continued. “And we don’t really know, Martha, how bad it really is.

CBS News said essentially the same thing last week, during a gabfest between anchor Norah O’Donnell and chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes. “It’s the worst day of the Biden presidency, Norah. It’s a very momentous time for this White House.” Not something Biden wants to hear from his formerly lapdog press pals.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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JeffThom1787
JeffThom1787 (@jeffthom1787)
2 months ago

Biden getting bad press is merely a temporary thing. Just as soon as a news story comes along that moves Afghanistan off of the lead story position all of the sycophant corporate propaganda media outlets will be right back on the Joe Biden bandwagon.

The liberal propaganda media got Biden elected, they sure as heck are not going to admit now that they made a mistake. The Herculean task at hand for the propagandists will be rehabilitating Biden’s image. All Americans with a brain know that Biden is too old, too frail for the job. But, those ill informed and uninformed are still out there and they can be brainwashed into believing Biden is a strong president.

bunker71@outlook.com
2 months ago

My question is are we now the leading sponsor of global terrorists

Dean
Dean
2 months ago

”Probably but thanks to Robinette B’s incompetence, we will be enjoying using your abandoned weapons to kill you Americans. Oh the irony!”

Signed Iran.

Daegan
Daegan
2 months ago

Really tired of Thursday being described as the worst day of the Biden presidency. Thursday was one of the worst, if not THE worst day for 13 families. All these “reporters” care about is how old Joe and their party is going to be affected politically.

Dean
Dean
2 months ago

All the state run networks care about is the complete socialist take over of America. Biden is just the first dementia riddled road block to a Marxist utopia. I expect to see them scramble their eggs (pun intended) into Horizontal Harris’ incompetent basket. And she will be easy pickings for Nancy LollaPelosi to elbow out of the way for her coronation.

THEN the bullets will begin to fly…